Mission and Vision

To be responsive to a university and higher education climate that is experiencing ongoing change and experimentation, UTA Libraries embraces smart-risk taking and perpetual beta as our path to innovation. In the coming year, UTA Libraries will dedicate our time and resources to positively impact our users, our campus, and our community as we strive to deliver five ambitious strategic goals that align with our mission and vision.


The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries support the University’s goals of advancing knowledge and pursuing excellence. We are a model 21st century urban academic library dedicated to elevating the research and scholarship of our diverse communities.


Our vision is to be recognized as an academic library that creates extraordinary opportunities for learning, discovery, and innovation.

Our Guiding Principles

We Care.

We Empower.

We Take Ownership.

We Are Extraordinary.